West Virginia Writers, Inc.Established in 1977, West Virginia Writers, Inc. is the  largest all-volunteer, writers' resource and service organization serving literary interests in West Virginia.

We are founded on the fundamental principle that the written word is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of all human endeavors.  Our aim is to expand and develop creative writing and professional opportunities for writers and to connect the state's writers with others in the literary community and the public at large.

WV Writers sponsors both an annual writers conference and an annual writing competition.



  • FROM WV Writers President Rober Yoho: 

Due to fears relating to COVID-19, I regret to inform you that the board of West Virginia Writers has voted to cancel the 2020 West Virginia Writers Summer Conference in June at Cedar Lakes.

This was a tough decision by all those involved, but the board believes it is in the best interest of our organization and the confidence and well-being of our members.

We do ask, however, that you make your voices heard by promptly sending in your votes regarding your current board nominees for next year.

We all hope and pray that this situation will be behind us soon.

Thank you!

  • Our organizational collection of essays on writing, Writerly Advice, Tips & Techniques from West Virginia Writers, has now been published by Headline Books.  It is for sale on this very website via the FOLLOWING LINK.    Writerly Advice offers tips, tricks, and inspiration for writers of all skill levels and genres. Whether you want to travel to the past with historical fiction, create compelling couples for romance, or
  • saddle up for a western, experienced authors cover the unique aspects of each genre and the techniques common to all great writing. Take your verse to another level with advice from a panel of accomplished poets, each of whom draws from a unique personal background and style. These essays will help you find the courage to get started, inspire you to try writing a memoir or short play, and encourage you to make time for your creativity. It’s like having a writer’s conference at your fingertips!